Director, Data Science

Are you looking to help build out products that can have a positive, real-life impact on millions of people? At Zoosk, we have the tremendous and rewarding challenge of facilitating meaningful connections between over 40 million users worldwide and growing. Our users span 80 countries worldwide and exchange millions of messages in 25 different languages every single day.

Zoosk is looking for an Director, Data Science. You will be leading a small team of Data Engineers and also have the opportunity to grow the team. You will be following the data and collaborating with Product to influence decisions based on the data. This is a hands-on technical role reporting directly to the Senior Director of Engineering. You and your team will help analyze, visualize, and model data that can help personalize our product. 

What you'll do:

  • Apply your knowledge and expertise in quantitative analysis, predictive modeling, and data mining to see beyond the numbers and understand how our users interact with each other and with the product.
  • Define best practice and thought leadership around data science.
  • Partner with Product, Customer Success, Finance, and Marketing teams to solve problems, identify new opportunities, and make recommendations.
  • Design, build, and launch new data models for our search and other associated activities.
  • Provide technical guidance to your team and drive high standards.
  • Mentor and develop your engineering team, providing performance feedback, evaluation, and coaching.
  • Design and implement reporting and metrics that track and monitor the performance of our products, the quality of our data, and overall health of the business.

What we're looking for in you:

  • Ph.D. or M.S. in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Statistics, or Mathematics.
  • Minimum 8 years of professional industry experience and at least 2 years managing a team of data scientists and engineers. 
  • Expertise in machine learning and statistical modeling.
  • Experience with Natural Language Processing.
  • Passion to answer Product/Engineering questions with data.
  • Strong ability to code in Python, R, Java.
  • Proficient in big data modeling work: Hadoop, Pig, Scala, Spark.
  • Experience with BI, Data lakes a huge plus.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills.



Zoosk Core Values: Don’t stop caring. Be a doer. We’re better together. Speak up. We say no to the status quo. If there’s fun to be had, then have it.

While there is a lot to do, we also have a very open and collaborative culture and know how to have a lot of fun; frequent team and company outings, Hackathons, happy hour every Friday, daily catered lunches, health and wellness benefits, 401K matching, generous maternity/paternity leave policies, and flexible time off are just some of the ways we support our teams.

Zoosk is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

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